WELCOME TO CHSMPA!

SOUTH ORANGE – MAPLEWOOD receives

2019 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION AWARD

The award recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. 

Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. 


COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION’S MISSION is to promote and maintain an enthusiastic interest in all phases of the CHS Music Program and to facilitate and support its activities.

In just the past few years, participation in the various chorus, band, and orchestra ensembles at CHS has grown by 73%, to nearly 600 students! In 2017, South Orange/Maplewood was named as one of the best communities for music education!

Help us continue to support the music programs by joining CHSMPADonate Button with Credit CardsTo become a member, select the Donate button on this page and make a donation or you can send a check to CHSMPA at

CHSMPA, Inc. PO Box 36, South Orange, NJ 07079.

Membership is annual from August 1 – June 1.

There are five levels of membership:

1) Basic = $25
2) 
Sponsor = $50
3) 
Benefactor = $100
4) Patron = $250
5) Legacy = $500